ABOUT THE FORUM
WHAT TO EXPECT
In 2009 we came together at Gaaysiigang to take on some of the pressing issues of the day – ocean acidification, dead zones, fisheries collapse, pollution, aquaculture. It was an important first step. Ten years later, it’s time to look at the actions we have taken, celebrate what we have achieved, and to write the next chapter.
1. Report on actions taken to implement the 2009 forum recommendations.
2. Produce a dialogue and methods around implementing Haida Gwaii marine and integrated management plans.
3. Identify barriers, solutions, and next steps at the individual, community, and government levels to move forward with implementation.
The forum will focus on six themes, with engagement focused on culture, stewardship and economic diversification:
Gin ‘laa hl isdaa.uu /'Laa guu ga kanhllns /Responsibility: Governing Ourselves
Gin ‘waadluwaan gud ahl kwaagiidang /Gina ‘waadluxan gud ad kwaagid /Interconnectedness: Culture, Identity and Relationships with the Land and Sea
Yahgudang /Yahguudang /Respect: People and Environment
Gin ‘waadluwaan damaan tl’ kinggang/Giid tlljuus/Balance: Our Changing Economy
‘Isda isgyaan diigaa isdii /Isda ad dii gii isda /Giving and Receiving: Engaging with Haida Citizens, Haida Gwaii Residents and Stakeholders in Haida Gwaii planning and implementation
Gin k’aaydangga Giiy uu tl’a k’anguudangs /Gina k’aadang.nga gii uu tll k’anguudang/Seeking Wise Council: Best information, adaptive management, and incorporating research and new knowledge
· Haida Citizens and Haida Gwaii Residents
· Representatives from relevant local and regional organizations
· Staff from relevant governments /government agencies.
DATES AND LOCATION
Friday, March 1st – Saturday, March 2nd at the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay